WSIS Forum 2022

The World Summit on the Information Society Forum 2022 represented the world's largest annual gathering of the ‘ICT for development’ community.

The WSIS Forum 2022 started from 15 March onwards in a virtual format with the final week being held physically with enhanced remote participation from 30 May to 3 June 2022 at the ITU Headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland.

The WSIS Forum provided structured opportunities to network, learn and participate in multi-stakeholder discussions and consultations on WSIS implementation.

On 31 May, 8:40-9:40 UTC, Constance Bommelaer de Leusse, our Vice President of Institutional Relations and Empowerment participated at High-level Strategic Dialogue with Partners on ICTs for Well-Being, Inclusion, and Resilience: WSIS Cooperation for Accelerating Progress on the SDGs.

On 1 June 2022, 09:00-10:00 UTC, Rinalia Abdul Rahim, our Senior Vice President, Strategy, Communications, and Engagement, was speaking at High-Level Policy Session on Cultural Diversity and Identity, Linguistic Diversity and Local Content/Ethical Dimensions of Information and Knowledge Societies/Media/ICTs and Gender Mainstreaming.

On 3 June, 09:00-10:45 UTC, Rinalia was a panelist at IGF Outreach Session during WSIS Forum. This session brought together past and current IGF hosts and other experts from all stakeholder groups to discuss expectations from the IGF. It also described how people can follow and join IGF discussions.

The Internet Society was a contributing partner of the event. We were also sponsoring Hackathon — ICTs for Indigenous Languages.


Date and Time

Monday 30 May 2022 –

Friday 03 June 2022


Online and Geneva, Switzerland

Our Spokespeople

Portrait photo  of Rinalia Abdul Rahim

Rinalia Abdul Rahim

Former Senior Vice President of Strategy, Communications and Engagement, Internet Society
Former Managing Director, Internet Society Foundation

Rinalia was the Senior Vice President of Strategy, Communications and Engagement at the Internet Society until December 2022, and the Managing Director of the Internet Society Foundation until June 2023. Read more about Rinalia Abdul Rahim

Portrait photo  of Constance Bommelaer de Leusse

Constance Bommelaer de Leusse

Former Vice President, Institutional Relations and Empowerment

Constance was with the Internet Society until November 2022. She was Vice President of Institutional Relations and Empowerment. Image credit: © Jordi Ruiz Cirera/Panos Read more about Constance Bommelaer de Leusse

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